birth, school, work, death
gazing upon the world with bluebird-encircled wonder
Sure, Jaime has been malnourished, partially chained, kicked around, and force-marched at the pace of The Seven Kingdoms' Largest Woman, but was anyone else let down by his swordsmanship? We've heard so very, very much about how he's the Michael Jordan of killing people with swords, but we've seen him in exactly two fights -- one with Ned Stark, that he was about to start losing before someone put a shiv in Ned's leg; and this one with Breanne, which he lost. It's a tee vee show, people! More showing and less telling!
I think we've not seen the last of li'l Ricky Hitler or his new pet spider. I think Ricky Hitler is going to blow this whole thing up somehow -- maybe after Walt gives up on Jesse and tries to take RH in as his new lab assistant?
I think Walt should reflect a little on that startup he sold away for $5000. Would it be worth "BILLions with a B" if he'd been running it all this time? Doubtful. It would probably just be a big crater in the desert filled with dead kids and Mexican dudes who'd been hit by cars. (Too soon?)
I just hope someone feeds that spider soon. It can't live on jar.
Did you count the number of times someone had an anguished look on his/her/its face? Did you take a drink each time? Are you still alive?
She may yet turn out more happily than did her character in Drive.
I realize they're adapting a series of books with a particular story already written blah blah, but sweet Jeebus in blue jeans! Why won't somebody who's not an asshole in this story take the opportunity of a huge battle to STAB SOMEONE IN THE FACE?!? I'm looking right at you, Sansa, as you sit there moping under the sarcasm of Queen Sersei, who killed your dad and who regularly mocks you for having such a horrendous husband and a bleak future; I'm also looking right at you, Hound, who's willing to say "fuck the king" to his little weasel face but not willing to sword him into three or seven or twelve parts? Why not?!?! Who's going to stop you?!?! Who will even be genuinely upset about it, apart from the aforementioned Queen Sersei who, by that time, should already have a broken wine bottle crammed down her throat?
I'm just saying that in the chaos of a nighttime seige, once in a while a stray broken wine bottle comes flying in from nowhere and ends up shredding the queen's pretty throat. And sometimes a boy king takes a few random mace impacts to the head and sword blows to the heart.
Above all, FORGET THE HELMET! Forget leading a charge at all! Why didn't Stannis just deploy one of those stabbin' ghosts his girlfriend is able to crap out? It worked really well against his rival brother. One of those stabbin' ghosts could have swept through King's Landing and killed every Lannister within 100 miles while Stannis pared his fingernails.
It's hard to picture the show without Peggy. Then again, Weiner and company (*snicker*) seemed to be spinning their wheels trying to find something to do with her all season long, so maybe it's not so hard to picture.
Does Cosgrove exit with her?
Joan's a realist, or trying to be. It's weird that suddenly so many people are shocked, SHOCKED at the lack of sexual purity among Mad Men characters. Some of these talented people people fuck *on their way* to the top; some of these talented people fuck *their way to* the top. Joan is among the latter, and she's not deluded about it. Even with her 5% share, it's difficult to see how she can get out of screwing that Jaguar executive from this point forward as a condition of keeping the account. All parties are now keenly aware of the prices paid in the exchange -- what's to stop them?
I have to say the use of magic really throws everything into doubt. I mean, how is this world supposed to make sense, and how are we supposed to buy in to the dramatic stakes as presented, if you can just crap out a knife-wielding ghost-baby to backstab your boyfriend's rival brother or conjure up some warlock doppelgangers to slice up your rivals on the city council? How do these warlocks not already hold and control *everything* if they can do that AND (by the way) steal three dragons that were being guarded by badass Khals? Are the stabbing ghosts keeping the warlocks in check somehow? Vice-versa? That's a fight I don't want to see.
I don't know how the likes of Eddard Stark, Rob Stark, Jaime Lannister, The Hound, Brienne, King Robert in his prime or any of the others noted for combat skill could ever match up against stabby ghosts and warlocks.
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